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Monday, June 16, 2014
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Riley McArdle, 7, of Summit Hill, shown here with her father, Paul McArdle Jr., is the winner of this year's Draw Your Dad contest. Riley, who is also the daughter of Anita McArdle, is the winner of a $50 gift card for dinner at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Her drawing was selected at random from over 160 entries. To see all of this year's entries, go to tnonline.com and look for the Draw Your Dad button under the Lifestyle menu.

Monday, June 16, 2014
HALEY SAWYER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Anna and Ted Nagle and 11 other couples renewed their wedding vows at Heritage Hill Senior Community Thursday. The Nagles, who have been married for 62 years, exchanged vows originally on April 12, 1952.

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly was decorated with strings of lights and tables littered with centerpieces and bouquets of flowers Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 2 p.m., 11 area couples, five of whom reside at Heritage Hill, renewed their wedding vows.

The seated crowd hummed a wedding march as the brides accompanied their grooms through a lighted archway.

Brides grasped their counterpart's hand or clung to their arm as the ceremony opened.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Lehighton Class of 1959 will hold its 55-year reunion on Sept. 27.

Organizers are looking for the following classmate addresses: John Edwish, Robert Graver, Gerald Steigerwalt, Louis Castagnola, Terry German, David Christman, Elva (James) Polina, Judy (Litchly) Manning, Patricia (Steigerwalt) Strohl, Carolyn (Fisher) Scherer and Dolores McFarland.

If anyone has any information about these classmates or any others who have been missed, please call 610-379-4245.

Friday, June 13, 2014
FILE - In a Monday, April 5, 2010, file photo, Shane Nantz kicks up a cloud of pollen as he mows the front yard of his west Charlotte, N.C., home. Seasonal allergy sufferers can try newly FDA-approved types of immnotherapy, once-a-day tablets containing freeze-dried grass extract that dissolve quickly under the tongue, steadily lessening the excessive immune reaction much like the shots. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Todd Sumlin, File)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get allergy shots to gradually reduce their immune system's overreaction.

Now patients can try another type of therapy to train their immune system, new once-a-day tablets that dissolve quickly under the tongue and steadily raise tolerance to grass or ragweed pollen, much like the shots.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Gallery of Hope recipients Jane Longazel, second from left, and Susan Generose, second from right, open the 14th annual Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Gallery of Hope exhibit at Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten campus. With them are Christine Zavaskas, grant and program specialist at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, left; and Drew Harris, president and CEO of Blue Mountain Health System.

Finding a lump in your breast can be scary.

Getting word from your doctor that it is cancer is scarier.

But fighting the battle and beating cancer is the best feeling of all.

Just ask Jane Longazel and Susan Generose, two breast cancer survivors and two of this year's recipients of the 14th annual Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Gallery of Hope, a traveling display designed to educate the public about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., June 24, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College Jim Thorpe campus, 1100 Center St., Jim Thorpe.

Any grandparent raising a grandchild is welcome to attend.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News The Women's Club of Lehighton recently presented donations to four area organizations. Representing those organizations were, front row from left, Becky Wanamaker, Lehighton Area Memorial Library; Lisa Johnson, Blue Mountain Health System; and Nicole Beckett, Lehighton borough. Back row are past and current presidents of the Women's Club, from left, Kaye Miller, Gloria DeSousa, current President Nancy Carlson and Lisa Everett.

The Women's Club of Lehighton held its final dinner of the year on Wednesday, and used this meeting to show their support for organizations in the Lehighton area.

Representatives from the Lehighton Area Memorial Library, Blue Mountain Health System's Lehighton campus, Family Promise of Carbon County and the borough of Lehighton each received a donation that will be used to improve their facilities or outreach.

These four organizations were chosen based on need by the Women's Club Past Presidents' group.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Grilled tomatillo and mango salsa over blue cheese meatloaf  burgers. This summer grilling recipe combines meat, vegetables and fruit.

We all know fire works wonders on meat and vegetables. But we often forget that it also can do amazing things for fruit.

To prove the point, we decided to come up with a summer grilling recipe that puts the heat to all of the above meat, vegetables and fruit.

We start by making a grilled salsa built around tomatillos, mangos, red onion and Peppadew peppers.

Then we created a blue cheese-blended patty that is equal parts burger and meatloaf, the perfect base to spoon the salsa onto. The result is a moist, tender burger with tons of flavor in and on it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Still hot and bubbling right from the oven, Chicken Parmigiana is an easy weeknight dinner that's also perfect for company. BELOW: Our grandson Kyle is the latest family chef in a long line of cooks.

All of the men in my family are wonderful cooks.

My dad was a professional chef, my husband learned at his mother's knee and my son began making traditional family dishes when he was only 10 years old.

It's no surprise then that with our grandson Kyle visiting us for a few weeks, he would want to learn how to cook.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Many people today are interested in growing and/or buying local foods and want to preserve them for use throughout the year.

"Yes I Can" is an introductory workshop providing today's recommendations on how to safely can seasonal garden produce and specialty items.

It includes costs, equipment, how to use a pressure canner and boiling water bath canner, types of pack, safe methods and procedures, storage, and resources. Dial gauge canners can be tested for accuracy for those who bring the lid (excluding All American dial gauge canners).